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This is where it all opens up and changes. Neal Morse is the former frontman of Spock's Beard, the California prog rock monolith. While not his first solo effort, Testimony it is easily his most compelling and provocative. Testimony is a concept album based around Morse's personal testimonial of his life before and after encountering his center, Jesus Christ. Before any of you reach for the mouse button to click off, it might be worth reading a little further to find out why this is musically one of the more engaging progressive rock records in particular and rock & roll albums in general this year. Morse's vision is still one that is sophisticated and sprawling. His attention to detail is even greater and he brings so many elements into his mix that it will make the punters' heads spin. Here, folk, prog, classical, and beautiful singing and arrangements entwine with a challenging, moving, and provocative story. Conceptually, Testimony is divided into five parts over two CDs. Disc one features a gorgeous overture and elements of Laurel Canyon rock that are contrasted with gargantuan tracks loaded with keyboards and strings as the story moves from looking over a life spent in innocence and then loneliness and darkness. Disc two concentrates on the time period after conversion, with themes of transformation, surrender, willingness, and beatitude as well as struggling with doubt — only to persevere in the wealth and mystery that come with discovering meaning in life.

Production-wise, Testimony is seamless, full of fantastic dynamics and dramatic layering of instruments, voices, and "ambiences." Really, if Brian Wilson were into the big rock & roll business, the textured nuances found here would suit him fine, even if the screaming guitars and progressive jazz horn charts wouldn't. There are many guests on Morse's album: Kerry Livgren, Mike Portnoy, Aaron Marshall, Pamela Ward, Terry White, and Rich Mouser just to name a few. The bottom line is this: Testimony is, as a modern rock & roll album, a solid and engaging work that wears its heart firmly on its sleeve and dwells not in clever ambiguities, but in passion and pathos. As a "Christian rock" record, it lays the land for the kind of aesthetic excellence that should go into a project that uses the gospel as its inspiration. There are no tired clichés, no dumbed-down messages, and no fake exuberance for the praise crowd. The CCM industry will have a hard time co-opting this one because it not only doesn't suck, it reveals just how artistically bankrupt some of their productions really are. This deserves to be heard by fans of Marillion, Yes, ELP, early Genesis, and yes, fans of Spock's Beard. Actually, it deserves to be heard by anyone interested in the power of great music. Sadly, our current critical and cultural climate — in the media especially — is too far gone in creating personality cults and endless narcissistic self-referencing to take a record like this very seriously as art. That's too bad; it's our loss.


Neal Morse

Was soll man zu diesem Album sagen? Es ist einfach Neal und wer so klasse Musik macht muss gesegnet sein :). Neal Morse ist ein grandioser Songwriter, was er bei diesem Album mal wieder bewiesen hat. Dazu eine Starbesetzung erster Klasse mit Mike und Jordan von DT, schwingt das Album auf ein Niveau, dass sich taff in der ganzen Progszene durchsetzen kann. Nebenbei: Das Album erzählt eine Geschichte. Also: Schön den Text mitlesen ;)


Ich kann mich meinem Vorredner nur anschließen, dieses Album ist meiner Meinung nach das beste Konzeptalbum von Neal Morse. Es ist am abwechslungsreichsten und spielerisch sowie musikalisch ein echtes Meisterwerk!


Genre: Rock

Jahre aktiv: '90s, '00s, '10s

Der Singer/Songwriter und Gitarrist Neal Morse ist vornehmlich durch die Progressive-Rock-Band Spock's Beard bekannt, die er 1992 mit seinem Bruder Al gründete. Zusätzlich veröffentlichte der 1960 geborene Musiker 1999 ein selbstbetiteltes Soloalbum auf Metal Blade. Nachdem er sich 2002 von Spock's Beard getrennt hatte, veröffentlichte er 2003 das Album Testimony, auf dem religiöse Themen in den Vordergrund rückten. Auch auf den Soloalben One (2004) und ? (2005) standen seine christlich orientierten...
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